As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent harassing and bullying behavior at Pickett’s Mill Elementary School, we will be administering the Steps to Respect Climate Survey/Questionnaire that measures perceptions and attitudes in the area of harassing and bullying behavior. The Questionnaire will be given in October to students in grades 3-5.
This climate survey functions as an anonymous needs assessment by:
Providing information critical to planning our bullying prevention strategies;
Providing a baseline from which to measure progress in reducing harassing/bullying behavior.
Helps to identify “hot spots” within our school and community
A copy of the Steps to Respect Climate Questionnaire will be available in the front office for parents to review. Participation is voluntary, and if you do not want your son or daughter to participate please notify your classroom teacher via email or note prior to the administration date listed above.
Thank you for your support in our efforts to prevent harassing and bullying behavior at our school.
For questions, please contact Kathy Collins, counselor, at 770-975-7248.
Welcome back, Pickett's Mill pirates and parents! I trust that you have had a wonderful and restful summer and are eager to begin a new year of exciting learning opportunities. Our guidance and counseling program will continue to "smove" and groove by presenting a standards based curriculum centered around academic, personal/social and career domains. Additionally, we'll conitnue to focus on practicing the 7 Habits to fully develop leadership skills in all of our students. Together, we can make this the best year yet!
SPEAKER: Jeff Dess, Prevention Intervention Specialist and Author of Turn Up the Music.
WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS
Come hear well-known and engaging Jeff Dess increase your awareness of the
social issues your children are facing today- Everything from text-messaging to social networking sites, internet safety and music. Leave with strategies that you can use now. Increase your awareness of what is really going on in your child’s digital world. Because some of the content may be graphic, we ask that you not bring young children.
The Durham Parent Information meeting has been changed from Tuesday, April 27 to Wednesday, May 12. The meeting will take place at 6:30 in the Durham Theater. Please note this change on your calendars.
Please be sure to look at the transitional information that your students brought home on Tuesday, April 13. The same information is also available on the school homepage.
Important dates coming up for the remainder of the school year:
April 27 - Durham Parent Information Meeting - 6:30 Durham Theater
April 29 - 5th grade field trip to Durham - permission required (due April 23)
May 11, 12 - Healthwise Growth and Development Program - permission required (due May 6) Materials available for review in Pickett's Mill Media Center on May 4 and May 5 from 8:30-9:30 or from 12:00-1:00 in the Teacher Resource Room.
May 7 - Durham music registration froms due
Please remember to update your child's immunization records over the summer.
The Pickett’s Mill Counselors invite you to attend an informative Lunch and Learn on Bullying Prevention by Jeff Dess from Cobb County’s Prevention Intervention Center.This proactive presentation will initiate a conversation about bullying behavior and review the strategies that Pickett’s Mill is using to address this universally challenging issue.
When:Thursday, March 18
Time:11:30 - 12:30
Where:Pickett’s Mill Elementary in room 214
Bring your own lunch or you may purchase a lunch from the cafeteria ($2.50).Please join us as we lunch and learn together.